The money will be used to build the capacity of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newark’s West and Central Village Community Resource Hub to increase hunger relief efforts and health education and screenings benefiting neighborhood residents.
“We are truly grateful to the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey for this transformational grant that will help us change the lives of the residents of Newark,” Jeffrey Farrell, chief executive officer of HFHGN, said.
The statistics surrounding food insecurity for children in Newark show that 1 in 5 children lives in poverty and households are food insecure. With food prices for home consumption up as much as 10% since 2022, HFHGN says it is responding to the most vulnerable families by expanding its food pantry.
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newark’s mission is to provide decent, affordable housing in partnership with low- and moderate-income families, and together work to revitalize communities in Essex, Hudson and Union counties.